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|Order book, end of period||2,064||2,200||-6%||2,064||2,200||-6%|
|Operating profit, %*||5.3||7.4||6.2||4.4|
|Operating profit, %||4.6||6.5||5.7||3.8|
|Income before taxes||36.9||53.4||186.2||98.2|
|Cash flow from operations||87.3||84.0||314.6||204.3|
|Net income for the period||35.4||40.6||142.9||72.0|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.55||0.63||2.21||1.11|
|Net debt, end of period||622||719||622||719|
|Personnel, end of period||10,837||10,703||10,837||10,703|
*excluding restructuring costs
Cargotec's President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen:
The year 2015 was a milestone for Cargotec with regard to our set targets. Kalmar and Hiab reached the profitability improvement measures initiated two years ago ahead of time by the end of the second quarter. MacGregor's market situation is challenging, but we are confident that we are taking the correct measures in order to adapt to the situation in that business area. Orders received were strong also in the fourth quarter in Kalmar and Hiab, and therefore, orders for the full year 2015 reached the previous year's level despite clearly lower orders for MacGregor. Sales in 2015 grew 11 percent and the operating profit margin excluding restructuring costs improved to 6.2 percent. Our 2015 cash flow was also strong. The doubled earnings per share enables dividend growth of 45 percent. We see attractive opportunities in executing our strategy by further investing in growing our businesses, which in our view increases shareholder value best.
Towards the end of the year, we updated our strategy with the aim of transforming Cargotec into a market leader in intelligent cargo handling by building on services, digitalisation and people leadership. We will invest in R&D in order to ensure that our products remain market leaders and ahead of our competitors' products. We will develop our portfolio by investing in businesses with high growth, as well as by complementing our technological competence and geographical coverage. In particular, we will invest in competence development in order to accelerate our transformation process. We have also updated our financial targets: the new goals for each of the business areas are to reach 10 percent operating profit margin (EBIT) over the cycle as well as to grow faster than the market, and for the group to reach 15 percent return on capital employed (ROCE pre-tax) over the cycle. These targets reflect our growth strategy and expected high return on the planned investments.
Press conference for analysts and media
A press conference for analysts and media, combined with a live international telephone conference, will be arranged on the publishing day at 10:00 a.m. EET at Cargotec's head office, Porkkalankatu 5, Helsinki. The event will be held in English. The report will be presented by President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen and Executive Vice President, CFO Eeva Sipilä. The presentation material will be available at www.cargotec.com by 10:00 a.m. EET.
The telephone conference, during which questions may be presented, can be accessed using the following numbers with access code Cargotec/7650465:
FI: +358 9 6937 9543
SE: +46 8 5033 6539
UK: +44 20 3427 1918
US: +1 646 254 3361
The event can also be viewed as a live webcast at www.cargotec.com. An on-demand version of the conference will be published at Cargotec's website later during the day.
For further information, please contact:
Eeva Sipilä, Executive Vice President and CFO, tel. +358 20 777 4104
Paula Liimatta, Director, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 777 4084
Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) is a leading provider of cargo and load handling solutions with the goal of becoming the leader in intelligent cargo handling. Cargotec's business areas Kalmar, Hiab and MacGregor offer products and services that ensure our customers a continuous, reliable and sustainable performance. Cargotec's sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com